Let’s discuss various ways to keep the ICW trip south less tedious, and maybe inject a little fun along the way. But first let’s make sure the waterway is clear!
With the storms and heavy rains, we have a lot of debris fields in our waterways. The thumbnail image from WBAL-TV show one of the classic sandbaggers at the National Sailing Hall of Fame, surrounded by wood and floating junk that drifted into Annapolis after they opened the flood gates of the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River.
If you have the proper boat insurance, are you covered if you damage your boat? I went to a reliable source to get the answer.
Inspired from comments made from last week’s post, let’s discuss helm seat options. There is no one solution for comfortable and safe seating at the helm on all boats. It is something designers and builders used to ignore. Today it gets the attention it deserves.
Notice the helm seating when you go to the upcoming boat shows. And can you get around it once it is in position?
It takes discipline to keep everything shipshape. That is true on cruising boats, and it is true in life. Always looking just to get it done asap is not usually the best plan. Good enough rarely is.
Doing it right, then updating the documentation, including wiring diagrams, takes discipline but pays off in the end.
A disciplined life is a successful life.
The question of single engine versus twin engines has been beaten to death many times over, in my opinion. It really doesn’t matter which you choose, as a single engine with a bow thruster can perform as well as a boat with twin engines. But given how the marketplace has evolved, many buyers are looking at older trawlers, and the age factor somewhat changes the discussion.